Five Fantastic Ways for Employers to Process Payroll More Efficiently

Is Payroll Efficiency Your Forte? Many of us operate our lives wearing multiple hats. We identify ourselves as spouses, parents, and business owners, and then we would also say we are the sales manager, the accountant, and the janitor. We thoughtlessly perform countless tasks each day, which is a great attribute to have—to be willing … Read more

Tick Tock – On the Clock

What You Need to Know About On and Off the Clock Hours It’s not too difficult to determine if you must compensate nonexempt or hourly employees for working off the clock. The answer is maybe. We’re not trying to be cute or confuse you. After all, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) clearly spells out … Read more

How to Make Your Employees Happier

Pay them biweekly. Yes, there are many things you could do, but one item that has a quick turnaround on happiness is just this.  If you would like to change pay frequencies, simply reach out to Journey, and ask us how we can help your situation!  Before you officially decide a change is best, please … Read more

Get a Head Start on Taxes

End of Year and Tax Season Prep for Business Owners We’re staring past mid-November right in the face. That means December is around the corner—chock filled with holidays and parties—and then (drum roll, please) January. And with January comes tax season. Now is the time to get a head start on your tax preparation. Your … Read more

Colorado’s Tipping Point

New ruling may have implications for Colorado restaurants On June 30, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upended a long standing Federal Department of Labor rule stating tips were the property of the employee and that employers had no say on how that money was directed. Not so, said the court.  In deciding Marlow … Read more

When Natural Disasters Strike – An Employer’s Guide

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have lost their wind power, but residents of Houston and western Florida are still reeling from the effects of the storms—and they will for a long time. As residents of these communities assess the damage to their personal lives, what about their professional lives? What responsibility does an employer have to … Read more

American Health Care Act of 2017

On May 4th, the House passed a bill that would replace the Affordable Care Act. The bill would eliminate the need for employers to calculate whether they had 50 or more full-time equivalent employees in a year and repeal most taxes under the law. Under this new bill, known as the American Health Care Act … Read more

Overdue Federal Taxes may be sent to Private Collection Agencies

Starting this month, the IRS will begin sending letters to taxpayers with overdue federal tax accounts being assigned to private-sector collection agencies. The new program enables these private agencies to collect unpaid tax debts on the government’s behalf, all of which are several years old. Those with overdue taxes will always receive multiple notifications, letters … Read more